Henry Douglas Wilkin

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Henry Douglas Wilkin, C.B.E., D.S.O., R.N. (27 March, 1862 – 8 January, 1931) was an officer in the Royal Navy

Life & Career

Wilkin was born in Umbala, India.[1]

Wilkin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1886.[2]

Wilkin was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1900.[3]

Wilkin was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1907.[4]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Edgar on 27 June, 1908.[5]

On 28 October 1909, he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Antrim. He would be superseded on 11 December, 1912 and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 9 August, 1913.[6]

Great War

Though retired, Wilkin was made Senior Naval Officer, Belfast on 24 February, 1915 and initially placed in command of Auxiliary Patrol vessels there. He'd be promoted to Rear-Admiral and reappointed in October 1918, destined to remain in Belfast until reverting to the retired list on 1 June, 1919.[7]

He was further promoted to Vice-Admiral on 19 July, 1924.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert Orpen
Captain of H.M. T.B. 84
14 Jul, 1891[9] – Aug, 1891[10]
Succeeded by
Frank Brandt
Preceded by
Francis G. T. Cole
Captain of H.M.S. Sparrow
7 Jul, 1896[11][12] – 19 Jan, 1900[13]
Succeeded by
Alexander A. Gordon
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Otter
27 Mar, 1900[14][15] – 31 Dec, 1900[16]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Corbett
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Clio
19 Jan, 1904[17] – 1 Jun, 1906[18]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Preceded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
27 Jun, 1908[19][20] – 5 Jan, 1909[21]
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Preceded by
Arthur H. Oldham
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
5 Jan, 1909[22][23] – 22 Jul, 1909[24]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Morgan
Preceded by
Robert E. R. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
28 Oct, 1909[25][26] – 11 Dec, 1912[27]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Litchfield-Speer
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer in Charge, Auxiliary Patrol Area XVI
24 Feb, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Aplin
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Belfast
24 Feb, 1915[29] – 1 Jun, 1919[30]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  2. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  3. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  4. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 307.
  6. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  7. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  8. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  9. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  10. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 297.
  12. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  13. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  14. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 287.
  16. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  17. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  18. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  19. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 307.
  21. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  22. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 324.
  24. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 278.
  26. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  27. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  28. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 175.
  29. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.
  30. Wilkin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 42.